Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Colorado Profiting Wildly off of Pot

The feigned war against drugs has been a total bust. Everyone knows it but the money keeps pouring in to ruin the US. Some States have taken it upon themselves to not only alleviate the social cost of imprisoning minor marijuana related offences, but they are also legalizing in an effort to capture tax revenues. It's brilliant, and it's also improving infrastructure and schools! In 2014, we knew the school system in Colorado was going to benefit, we just didn't know but how many millions. Turns out 2015 is going to be a banner year over the lucrative 2014 tax revenue numbers.
This year, from January to May the excise tax earmarked for schools brought in $13.6 million; tThe money from the excise tax has grown to $3.5 million in May from $2.5 million in March. The tax brought in just $13.3 million in all of 2014. The jump is partly because there are more marijuana stores and partly because shops benefited from a one-time tax-exempt transfer.
How many other States will be attracted by the dollar signs and not broken ideology?

Monday, November 10, 2014

Just say, 'NO' to Thanksgiving shopping

A growing number of retailers are bucking the trend of opening even earlier on Thanksgiving. In fact, some of the largest ones are not opening at all. This flies in the face of many corporate giants looking to make revenue dollars off the backs of their under paid employees. We as consumers can work two wars accepting this trend, letting retail employees have the day off, by not shopping on Thanksgiving. Of course what the mega retailers like Walmart know is that the average American is the average consumer, and that means they will shop delay drops so long as they have money in the bank. That hasn't stopped the likes of Costco, and other big-name retailers from not only being employee friendly, but giving the entire day off to their staff.

Is this a new trend? It doesn't seem as though corporate/consumer America is in any hurry to changeWorkforce habits. But it is nice to see that some significant names in the game realize the importance of being good employers rather then lining the pockets of already fat wallets to the tune of billions of dollars.

For more read: http://time.com/money/3556863/thanksgiving-hours-closed-black-thursday/?xid=timefb

Monday, October 6, 2014

The pot proceeds in Colorado are paying off in spades

At of the start of the year Colorado legalize marijuana, not only did he do that but they also made the sale of marijuana legal as well. That means a lot of things, but name lead two: lower crime rates therefore lower incarceration cost, and higher revenues.

The latter is in fact quite crucial and three quarters into the year we are noticing a revenue spike in the state coffers. In fax schools are benefiting, Among other state run organizations, from the increased revenue in pot sales.

The cost savings and increase revenue you on the taxation of marijuana sales, is having a huge impact on Colorado's revenue streams. It seems as though everyone is smoking yet but also everyone is now contributing with their dollars. Taxation has now demonstrated that the state can not only benefit but everyone else benefits as well.

The question is how many other states are going to follow suit and get on the gravy train of marijuana taxation? This is largely a cultural question on America's war against drugs, making marijuana legal in many ways flies in the face of the conservative agenda witches dominant in over half the states. At the end of the day it's going to be the mighty dollar best ways public opinion rather than vain ideology.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Those Noregians are OK

Perhaps we should take a look at countries that are actually working to learn a few things (just the good things.) Over in Norwegia (that's how you pronounce it right?) the Nordic countries are doing really well in all aspects, and they aren't the monkey socialists so many angry white Republicans like to claim. http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21571136-politicians-both-right-and-left-could-learn-nordic-countries-next-supermodel

Monday, November 19, 2012

Obama Reigns Supreme

For another 4 years will see a stymied obama that says the right things, does some pretty substantial things, but is largely the centrist everyone has grown to love or hate. What's curious is the implosion of the REpublican party and how much they're way out of line. Moderate republicans need to stand up to give this country a chance. We'll see where people vote in two years, but right now we might be stuck in the miry clay as Republicans cry like little babies about the economy they destroyed.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Bill Airforce Windows

If Mitt Romney gets in power then he'll want to pass a bill permitting all planes to have powered windows in first class.


I think.

Was he serious? You have to believe he had to be joking when he remarked that his plane could use some open windows...... At least McCain  had a plan, too bad he picked the wrong running mate.

Monday, April 9, 2012